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University of Arizona

  • Award: George Frisvold, Ashley Kerna, Dari Duval, University of Arizona, Outstanding Team Award for work as Cooperative Extension Economic Impact Analysis Team

University of California, Berkeley

  • Award: Peter Berck, Gothenburg University, Degree of Honorary Doctor
  • Visitor: Ruslana Rachel Palatnik, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Management, The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel, and Deputy Director, Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center (NRERC), University of Haifa, Israel, Visiting Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley August, 2015-August, 2016

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

  • Appointment Change: Cyrus Ramezani, Department Chair
  • Honorary Position: Christiane Schroeter, Editorial team, Journal of Food Distribution Research
  • Return from Leave: Christiane Schroeter

Colorado State University

  • New Appointment: Becca Jablonski, Special Assistant Professor
  • Awards: Misti Sharp, Colorado State University, Robert Young Water Research Award; Alex Maas, Colorado State University, Lee Gray Teaching Award; Jada Thompson, Colorado State University, Jack Smith Agribusiness Award

Cornell University

  • Awards: Shanjun Li, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Early Achievement Award; Andrew Novakovic, New York State Association of County Agricultural Agents, Cathy Wickswat Award

Iowa State University

  • New Appointments: Joshua Rosenbloom, Professor and Department Chair; John Crespi,  Professor Gabriel Lade, Assistant Professor; Ivan Rudik, Assistant Professor Wendong Zhang
  • Honorary Position: Catherine Kling, Member of the National Academy of Sciences

University of Kentucky

  • Awards: Wuyang Hu, University of Kentucky Gamma Sigma Delta, George Mitchell Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate Students
  • Appointment Change: Lee Meyer, Post-retirement

University of Maryland

  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Jeffrey Ferris, PhD, Project Manager, ECONorthwest: Joseph Maher, PhD, Computational Post-Doc Fellow, SESYNC (Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center), Annapolis; Anand Murugesan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Central European University, Budapest; Simone Pieralli, PhD, Post-Doc, Humboldt University, Berlin; Magda Tsaneva, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clark University

Mississippi State University

  • Award: Yunkyung Lee, Food Distribution Research Society, Richarson-Applebaum Award - Best MS Thesis
  • Positions Taken by Recent Graduates: Louis Holbrook, MS, Economic Research Analyst, Staplcotn; Joonghyun "Cheetos" Hwang, MS, Chief Economist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

University of Missouri

  • Award: Thomas G. Johnson and Judith I. Stallmann, Andres Copus and Philomena De Lima (eds.),  Routledge, 2015 Best Book Award from the Regional Studies Association, UK
  • Retirement: Handy Williamson, 14 years of service
  • Visitor: Xiangping Jia, Professor, Northwest Agriculture & Forest University, China, Visiting Research Scholar, November 5, 2015 – April 30, 2016

Purdue University

  • Honorary Position: Thomas Hertel, US-EPA Science Advisory Board for Economy-wide Modeling of Environmental Regulations
  • Leave: Benjamin Gramig, Oregon State University, 9 months
  • Visitors: Dr. Carlos Marques, and Dr. Phil Abbott,  Visiting Scholars

Texas A&M University

  • Award: Joe Outlaw, Cooperative Extension and the USDA National Institution of Food and Agriculture, 2015 Excellence in Extension Award

Texas Tech University

  • Appointment Change: Shaikh Rahman, Associate Professor
  • Leave: Conrad Lyford, Fulbright in Ethiopia, Spring 2015
  • Retirement: Thomas Knight, 13 years of service